Originally Posted by cmarti
Not possible on the thick model, it will only read one of the platters which means it will only have 120gb of storage capacity.
:-/ too bad. i'll have to stick with my pathetic 64gib touch for now. The drive has been getting worse on my 160gb classic. I've had it for five years and dropped it a few times, so I'd actually give apple props for the drives they use. I'm in IT, so I know how drives work... they shouldn't be dropped when moving. :-P Well, ever for that matter, but you know...
I've been finding more and more bad sectors and I've been able to sync increasingly smaller amounts of music. I'm down to about 20 songs. When it hits the bad sectors it freezes itunes and the ipod. The cool thing is that I know it started dying about two years ago, but the ipod did an incredible job of setting aside the bad sectors and letting me continue using it. However, anytime it hit a bad sector it would temporarily freeze. I saw this increasing in rate over the last 2 years, until now, when it finally is on it's last leg. And the boot diagnostics reflect this exactly as well.
Anyhow, a bit off topic. Needless to say, I would be happy with another 160 gig, but I don't want to buy another one. Apple said they would give me a refurbished one for $150 if I send mine in. I don't like the idea of a refurbished drive. Who knows how many times it has been dropped or damaged. I'm sure they test them, but it doesn't always show it is bad if it is in process of failing.
Otherwise, I'm not aware of any reasonably small extremely large players of the same quality. I thought about buying a drive to put in myself (easy), but I don't know if I want to pay $80 or so for a random drive on ebay that again might not be mint... :-/ Come on apple. Make a 128gig touch at least!!! Screw the "cloud". :-P